It all began when a very supportive teacher asked me
to give a speech for my class.
I had said yes, but was thinking... I'll only sweat and stammer.
Still, I wrote and memorized. I prepared.
The moment finally came and I stepped out. The room went black.
I could hear the sound of my voice, but I couldn't see anything.
No matter, I held on and before I knew it I was done.
Suddenly I could see. People were clapping. They were smiling
and I had made it through. All because someone encouraged me
and because of that my life has never been the same.
You’ve come this far, so if you're willing to come a little further
I'll take this moment to share with you what I do.
2020-2017 Forever Plaid & *Songs for a New World
Returned to the role of "Smudge" up to Covid 19 Quarantine Required Closing *Performed Baritone for the
musical by Jason Robert Brown (The Bridges of Madison County, Parade) for Mother Road Productions
Safe Inside : Preview & Release Sept *Available Amazon Streaming
Attended film preview for Jason Paul Collum's new indie with Judith O'Dea (Night of the Living Dead,)
All The Worlds A Stage
1960's stylized version of William Shakespeare's classic in the role of "Jaques"
2017-2016 Arsenic & Old Lace
An audience member saw Jimmy Stewart perform this back in the day on Broadway and said I gave him a run
for his money. I was speechless ( ok, I know... I still owe her $50)
2015-2014 Thee Trinity & *Art Live: Writers - Musicians - Poets - Painters...
Played the big "J" of one holy dysfunctional family - *Chicago Premiere - Royal George Theater
*Produced this interactive venue featuring fine and performing artist showcasing their art live
Stage play based on a true story; a poignant take on the plight of Chicago's homeless written by Emmy nominated producer Richard A. Roberts. Played the title role of "Mark"
Played "Husband" for John Olive's wicked noir thriller originally written and produced for Steppenwolf Theatre
Jerod Howard is an American actor of stage & screen. Known for his recurring role as Elliot Hamilton in the indie films October Moon and November Son, Howard has also appeared on stage as Jay for the premiere of Thee Trinity by Emmy nominated producer/writer Richard A. Roberts and the title role in The BenchMark, also by Roberts. Merely a player for Shakespeare’s As You Like It in the role Jacques, he also appeared in the comedy-thriller Arsenic and Old Lace as Mortimer Brewster. During a company residency at the Jack Benny Center for the Arts, he studied at the Chicago Acting Studio and Second City respectively. Howard credits his Chicago debut in the cult hit Pulp Fiction, deftly adapted for the stage by Azusa Productions. An accomplish vocalist, Howard has performed as the Baritone in Songs for a New World, Smudge in Forever Plaid, and the title role in Snoopy the Musical. He wishes to credit his parents for their love and support. Any success he wishes to credit to those who have inspired him every day.